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History Explorer Dialog Box 

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Shows historical information for the selected file or project.

History of a file can only be viewed by item. For a project, the history can be viewed either by item or version. This can be specified in the General Tab of History Option dialog box.

Dialog Box Items

History List

(View project history by item)

If the file/project history is viewed by item, the history list displays the history of a selected file or project, including all significant changes, as seen in the following figure:

For each significant change, shows the affected items, the user who performed the action, the date and time of the change, the version number resulted from the change, the action of the change, and the comment of the change. The item listed can be a file or a subproject within the selected file or project.

This history list is divided into the following columns:

(View project history by version)

If the project history is viewed by version, the History Explorer dialog box displays all versions of the selected project, as seen below:

Each version corresponds to a change set that changed some part of the project or its descendants. This allows you to view the change set that caused the project to increment its version number.

The history list is divided into the following columns:

Close

Closes the dialog box.

View

If a project is selected, displays the View Project dialog box which shows the structure of the project that existed at the selected version of the project.

If a file is selected, displays the View or Edit dialog box.

Details

Displays the Version Details dialog box that shows the history details of a selected item's change set transaction. Double-clicking a file or project in the history list will also open the Version Details dialog box.

Get

Performs the Get command on the selected file or subproject version.

Diff

Performs the Show Differences command on the selected file or subproject version. 

Label

Performs the Label command on the selected file or subproject version. 

Branch

Performs the Branch command on the selected file or subproject version. The History Branch dialog box will be displayed.

Pin/Unpin

Performs the Pin/Unpin command on the selected file or subproject version.  (This button toggles between Pin and Unpin depending on the Pin status of the selected file or subproject.)

Rollback (available only for files)

Returns a file to the selected version. All changes made to the file after the version to which you roll back will be lost. Enter a comment for the rollback in Rollback Comment dialog box. Rollback is not available for a pinned file.

Export

Exports the project history to a file.

Refresh

Refreshes the file/project history.